Although we have a very hands-on skilled and experienced nursing staff, there are some things you should know about your post-op recovery.
Depending on the extent and difficulty of your procedure, pursuant to Dr.Fisher’s instructions, you may feel more comfortable taking a few days off and modify your bedrest. Organize yourself prior to surgery. Do not do your shopping and heavy household chores and activities that might aggravate your recovery (washing, cleaning). Have some help around the house so that you can relax and allow your body to recuperate.
After the night of fasting prior to the surgery and a day of not eating anything following the surgery, your body will be dehydrated and depleted – the feeling is somewhat similar to that of having a hard workout.
Here is the crucial Seven you need for recovery:
- Drink + fruit and soft food
- Cold Compress to reduce inflammation (only in blepharoplasty)
- Natural sleeping aids (tea, milk)
- Soft and comfortable bed
- Disposable washcloths
- Handheld showerhead
- Mild laxative (if needed)
Dr.Fisher and his staff will answer all your questions and will provide you with more information.